Friday, January 6, 2012

Of neighborly rights and Surah Kahf

As I am forced to listen to another distasteful song (among many now!), I can't help thinking about how Islam makes us perfect in even this teensy (apparently) matter: Taking care of neighbors.

And one of the basic rights of neighbors is to let them live in peace and not bug them with pointless music and utterly blood-boiling yells and screams. Considering it's the shab-e-jummah, it really is sad that a group of folks are spending it cheering to some crude music, and that too for hours and hours. I prayed Isha prayers while the songs were going on. And I don't have the power to march up to the community center and tell them to shut it.

Anyway, to make this post a little worthy of being shared, do remember that reading Surah Kahf on Jummah day (Thursday after maghrib, to Friday maghrib time) is highly recommended and a nice means of earning sawaab.

Some supporting Ahadith for this:
The hadith related by Hakim and Bayhaqi, from Abu Sa`id (Allah be pleased with him), “Whoever recites Surat al-Kahf on Friday, light shall shine forth for him between the two Fridays”. [Ibn Hajar, Talkhis al-Habir]

Hazrat Abu Darda radiyallahu anhu reported Allah’s Messenger sallallahu alaihe wasallam saying, “If anyone memorises ten verses from the beginning of Surah Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal (Anti-Christ).” (Muslim)

Hazrat Abu Darda radiyallahu anhu reported Allah’s Messenger sallallahu alaihe wasallam saying, “Anyone who reads the first three verses of Surah Kahf, he will be protected from the trial of the Dajjal (Anti-Christ).” (Tirmizi)
Source:  Haq Islam

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